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A Dockerfile to create a full nZEDb install in one go. It's intended to make setting up and testing nZEDb quick and painless.

Based on:

  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS
  • MariaDB 10.0
  • PHP 5.5.9
  • nginx/1.4.6

All extras get installed, including htop, nmon, vnstat, tcptrack, bwm-ng, mytop, memcached, ffmpeg (the real one, not avconv), mediainfo, p7zip, unrar and lame.


You need to have Docker installed. If you don't or are not familiar with Docker, please take a look at their web site. They do a really good job of getting you up and running.


docker build --tag nzedb/master .


docker run -d -p 8800:8800 --name nZEDb nzedb/master


In a new terminal run docker ps. The output will be similar to this:

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                           NAMES
f2653e243825        nzedb/master:latest    /bin/sh -c '/usr/sbi   6 hours ago         Up 6 hours>8800/tcp   romantic_goldstine  nZEDb

Note the ports.>8800/tcp means that port 8800 from inside the container forwards to the same on your host. Thus, you can connect to the nZEDb interface via port 8800. Assuming you're running Docker on the same machine you're working on, open your browser with the URL http://<HOST_IP>:8800/install.

For more options on running and managing Docker containers, please consult the Docker User Guide.

SSH Access

In the former Dockerfile I tried to get things running without ssh, which has provento be very difficult in the case of nZEDb. I still use Docker to separate processes and services but nZEDb is a complex beast with some rather, umhhh… interesting code. To make things easier, I configured things to run off the phusion-docker base image. Don't let their bold claim about doing things their way to be the right way get to you. It's simply one way to do it. In this case the most convenient alternative because the resulting container largely behaves like a virtual server.

There is a pre-generated SSH key set present. Of course, these keys are insecure and need to be replaced in production use. However, for development and testing, these are sufficient.


Use docker inspect $(docker ps -aq nZEDb) | grep IPAddress to get the container's IP address. The output:

        "IPAddress": "",

Then log in:

ssh -i id_rsa root@

Configuration Options

Have nZEDb folder outside of container, for.. you know.. development

docker run -d -p 8800:8800 --name nZEDb -v <LOCAL_NZEDB_FOLDER>:/var/www/nZEDb nzedb/master

This will map the local folder to respective folder inside of the image. Feel free to experiment!


Most importantly, MariaDB contains just a root user -- no password.


Inside the Dockerfile, you should probably change your timezone. To do that, find

ENV TZ Europe/London

and replace. Also find

RUN sed -ri 's/;(date.timezone =)/\1 Europe\/London/' /etc/php5/cli/php.ini

as well as

RUN sed -ri 's/;(date.timezone =)/\1 Europe\/London/' /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

and change the regex accordingly. You need to escape the forward slash with \.


As Docker is 64-bit only, you need to have current hardware.

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